In organizational change, the challenge is to find an appropriate change approach that suits the situation, the organization and the people working there. Choosing an appropriate approach to change requires a view of the future and deliberate choices for the change strategy, the phasing, the players, the way of communicating and possible interventions.
In the search for an appropriate approach to change I enjoy working with others in achieving a desirable future.
There are countless methods for supporting people in processes of change. They can concern individual development, changes in organizations or cooperation in networks of organizations.
It is impossible here to give a full list of available change strategies and methods. An overview of change strategies is available here: Change strategies.
There is an abundance of good overviews, such as:
– Boonstra, J.J. (2004) Dynamics of Organizational Change and Learning. Chichester: Wiley.
– Cummings, T. & Worley, C. (2001) Organization development and change, 7th ed. Cincinnati: South-Western College Publishing.
– French, W.L. & Bell, C.H. (1999) Organization Development. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
– De Caluwé L. & Vermaak H. (2003), Learning to Change; A guide for organization change agents. Sage Publications
The art of changing is in choosing the most suitable method for a specific situation. That is usually not so easy. A current list of intervention methods is available here: Interventions for strategic and cultural change